In yet another sad indictment of a government exclusively preoccupied with safeguarding the privileges of the few, the issue of food poverty is very much in the minds of a great percentage of Irish adults.
According to recent research, 22% of Irish men and women over 18 are worried about the amount of money they have available to buy food. This percentage increases to 33% for those with children of primary-school age.
These figures equate to more than three quarters of a million Irish adults (about 778,000 people).
The data has been provided by a new survey on food poverty in Ireland carried out by Kelloggs. 3,011 Irish adults and 408 teachers participated nationwide.